The Newhalls DO seem to have been central to the damage done to the reputation of pictorialism. This doesn't come just from Ansel Adams, or f/64. Beaumont literally wrote the history, and he definitely skewed it, to the detriment of American Photography. It took decades for the Americas to recover from the fetishistic stuff f/64 and the so-called "straight photographers" espoused. This manipulation is OK, that is wicked and sinful, etc.